Policy options: for the United States, science and risk, and the international community
Science and Risk
"Drawing from a series of discussions convened by the Hoover Institution, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, this essay explores the challenges facing our coastal communities in a series of discussions designed to advance US resilience to climate change impacts, strengthen the sustainability and economic security of coastal infrastructure, and enhance national security. Areas of discussion include understanding the state of scientific knowledge, identifying important gaps, and exploring relevant policies, decision-support tools, and decision-making approaches." -- publisher.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States needs reliable and inexpensive energy to propel our economy and protect our national security interests. Game Changers presents five research and development efforts from American universities that offer a cheaper, cleaner, and more secure national energy system. Drawing from the efforts of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and other leading university research centers, the book describes some of the energy innovations that will transform our future: natural gas from shales, solar photovoltaics, grid-scale electricity storage, electric
Stanford, California : Stanford University, Hoover Institution Press, 
Book — xxii, 245 pages ; 23 cm.
Overview of Distributed Power Systems
Economic and environmental cost-benefit analysis of DPS
Security-related benefits of DPS
Current DPS policy landscape
Policy research findings
Conclusions and recommendations.
THE FUTURE OF RELIABLE AND SECURE ELECTRIC POWERProviding reliable and secure electric power to meet the growing demands of this century, and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, is a daunting challenge. The situation has given rise to increased interest in the potential for distributed power systems (DPS): a combination of distributed sources of power production and distributed energy storage. This study examines the economic, environmental, and energy security case for DPS.Scholars from the Brookings Institution's Energy Security Initiative and the Hoover Institution's Task Force on Energy Policy offer recommendations for ensuring the security and sustainability of our electricity system now and for future generations through the greater deployment of DPS. Their report provides a comprehensive survey of the current technology and policy landscape of DPS and offers suggestions for its most effective use in civilian and military settings, along with warnings on its possible pitfalls. They discuss the current economic, environmental, and energy security costs and benefits of DPS, the policies and regulations currently in place to promote DPS and their effectiveness, the potential benefits of increased penetration of DPS and the barriers to achieving them, and what federal and state governments can do to further encourage DPS.CONTRIBUTORS: John Banks, Jeremy Carl, David Fedor, Kevin Massy, Pedram Mokrian, Jelena Simjanovic, David Slayton, Amy Guy Wagner, Lisa Wood. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817915841 20160612
"These are [80 passport] photographs taken from one film. However, these are not real passport photographs; this is the material that served for making them after the war: by means of a self-constructed template, under a magnifier, they were enlarged and printed in such a way as to separate those sitting next to each other; the unnecessary background was clipped leaving just 3x3.5 cm size portraits"--Leaf 41.
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xvii, 370 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Designing and building nuclear weapons to meet high safety standards / by Sidney D. Drell
A personal account of steps toward achieving safer nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal / by Robert L. Peurifoy
The interplay between civilian and military nuclear risk assessment , and sobering lessons from Fukushima and the space shuttle / by Christopher Stubbs
Long-range effects of nuclear disasters / by Raymond Jeanloz
Naval nuclear power as a model for civilian applications / by Drew Dewalt
Lessons learned of "lessons learned" : evolution in nuclear power safety and operations / by Edward Blandford and Michael May
Nuclear technology development : evolution or gamble? / by Per F. Peterson and Regis A. Matzie
The spent fuel problem / by Robert J. Budnitz
International issues related to nuclear energy / by William F. Martin and Burton Richter
Fukushima and the future of nuclear power in China and India / by Jeremy Carl
The capture theory of regulation / by Gary S. Becker
The federal regulatory process as a constraint on regulatory capture / by John F. Cogan
A comparison of government regulation of risk in the financial services and nuclear power industries / by John B. Taylor and Frank A. Wolak
Discussion notes on the economics of nuclear energy / by Michael J. Boskin
Media and public policy / by Jim Hoagland
The nuclear credibility gap : three crises / by David E. Hoffmann.
Nuclear energy can provide great benefits to society; in the form of nuclear weapons, however, it can cause death and destruction on an unparalleled scale. The challenge is how to deal with the catastrophic risk of the nuclear enterprise so as to preserve its positive elements and make economic sense. In this book, an expert group of contributors attempts to answer two key questions facing the nuclear enterprise:. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817915247 20160608
A panel of expert contributors offers its views on the risks and rewards of the nuclear enterprise, focusing on issues of safety, regulation, and public perception. Contributors discuss specific experience and issues regarding the technical safety of weapons and power plants, management operations, regulatory measures, and the importance of accurate communication by the media. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817915254 20160609